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Helen Sansome‹ Return to Full List

Region : Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire

Telephone : 07789 164 861

Email : helen.sansome@syncequine.com

Helen has had a love of horses since she was a small child. She persuaded her parents to let her start riding lessons at 5 years old and has been riding ever since. 

Helen has owned horses since she got her first pony at 11 years old. She has also ridden for owners at County level showing and affiliated dressage. Helen was a member of one of only two vaulting teams in the UK before vaulting became a more mainstream equestrian sport in this country. She had the opportunity to compete in Germany, in both team and pas de deux competitions. She is the proud owner of Frank, a 12 year old pure bred Polish Arab gelding, whom she bought as a 2 year old, barely handled colt. She was one of the first owners to present an Arab at the British Equestrian Federation Sport Horse Futurity Evaluations, where Frank gained a higher first premium as a potential FEI endurance horse as a 3 year old – a fantastic endorsement to the breed. Helen and Frank have successfully competed in showing and dressage during his ridden career.

Helen’s professional background is in human health, having qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1992. Her career has been spent working in highly technical areas including Intensive Care and Operating Theatres. Although she enjoyed the challenges of her nurse training, Helen also wanted to achieve an ambition she had held for many years, to study for and qualify as a BHSAI, which she completed during her nurse training; working in a yard on her days off from the hospital, in exchange for coaching for her BHS exams. 

Helen became aware of thermal imaging technology when her own horse developed performance issues, with no signs of obvious pain or lameness. She first got in touch with SyncEquine in early 2018, when the company launched the ‘poor performance’ study. After extensive research into the company and the benefits of using this clinical standard, non-invasive technology as a diagnostic tool, Helen saw the fantastic opportunity to combine her interest in medical devices with her commitment to the health and welfare of horses. She is excited to be able to turn her combined passions into a career. Helen will provide equine thermal imaging services across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.